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Sneezing? Itchy, Watery Eyes?

Yes, it’s that time of year- allergy season!

For those of us with seasonal allergies this is the best of times and the worst of times.  We have a love/hate relationship with spring. After a long hard winter it’s wonderful to see buds on the trees, the grass turning green, the magnolia blossoms gently swaying in the breeze.  We want to get outside and garden, take long walks and enjoy the weather, but our bodies betray us.  Instead of enjoying the greening we cough, sneeze, suffer with headaches, feel tired all of the time, and just generally feel awful.

Some resources to help get you outside:

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation has information on seasonal allergies including general information, Gardening with Allergies, Over the Counter Medicines, Pollen & Mold Counts, Rhinitis & Sinusitus, Sinus Problems, Alternative Treatment and so much more.

The American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology has information on pollen counts and current research.

The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology is yet another resource for seasonal allergy sufferers.  A section of its website is dedicated to hay fever which provides links to treatment options.

Visit MedlinePlus for information regarding seasonal allergies symptoms and treatment.  There’s an interesting article Combating Myths About Seasonal Allergies.

Need more information?  Visit the Syosset Public Library.  We have books and databases with allergy resources.  Browse the collection in person or online.  For articles about seasonal allergies, see Syosset Public Library’s Online Databases.  Here you can access magazine and journal articles, newspapers, and reference books 24 hours a day using your Syosset Public Library library card.

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-posted by Susan, Health Reference Services

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New Year, New You 2010

Browse the many books available at our new January main floor display to make 2010 your best year yet.  Included are books on fitness, health, cooking, beauty, fashion, organization, personal finance and a wide variety of self-help materials.  We’ve brought out our newest additions, as well as our great older favorites.  Want to revamp your look?  Try Carmindy’s great make-up guides “The 5 Minute Face” or “Get Positively Beautiful”.  You’ll recognize her techniques from TLC’s “What Not To Wear”.  Is it finally your year to get fit?  Try Bob Harper’s “Are You Ready?” or Jillian Michaels’ “Master Your Metabolism”.  Both authors appear on the hit reality show “The Biggest Loser.”  And don’t forget health advocate and accomplished author, Dr. Mehmet OzWe have everything you need to make 2010 great!

~Posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

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